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July 2006       Vol. 35, No. 7       Page  110
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In Memoriam

In Memoriam

In Memoriam
The Colorado Bar Association Remembers
The Lives and Contributions of Colorado Attorneys

Bernard ("Bud") R. Baker died on March 7, 2006. He was 68. After receiving a B.S. degree from Northwestern University, he earned a J.D. degree from Indiana University School of Law in 1964. Baker served in the U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate General Corps before being appointed Colorado Springs Deputy District Attorney, where he headed the Consumer Fraud Division. He was appointed District Judge for the Fourth Judicial District in Colorado Springs, and served from 1975 to 1989. After retiring from the Bench, Baker practiced law in Colorado Springs before moving to Pueblo in 2001. He was a longtime member of the CBA. Baker is survived by three daughters and five grandchildren. Donations in Baker’s memory may be made to the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Sierra Club (

Robert W. Giacomini died on May 15, 2006. He was 75. A graduate of the University of Colorado and the University of Colorado School of Law, Giacomini served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954. He was a solo practitioner for forty-nine years and served as the City Attorney of Sterling for eleven years. Giacomini was a member of the Sterling Elks Lodge, Sterling Country Club, and the Colorado Senior Golf Association. He also was a member of the CBA since 1958 and was a member of the CBA Water Law and Trust and Estate Sections. Giacomini is survived by his wife Millicent, two sons, two daughters, and four grandchildren. Donations in Giacomini’s name may be made to Hospice of the Plains (

The Colorado Bar Foundation ("CBF") was established in 1953 and is one means of commemorating members of the legal profession. The CBF functions exclusively for educational and charitable purposes, and promotes the advancement of jurisprudence and the administration of justice in Colorado through grants. Gifts to the CBF are tax-deductible. For complete information and to become a CBF supporter, contact Dana Collier Smith in Denver at (303) 824-5318, (800) 332-6736, or

Send "In Memoriam" information to: Mail to: Tracy Rackauskas, The Colorado Lawyer, 1900 Grant St., Ste. 900, Denver, CO 80203. Call (303) 824-5326 with questions. Print or electronic photographs also may be sent. "In Memoriam" items are printed as production deadlines and space permit.

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